Hueston Woods State Park
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Introduction

If you are searching for a nice atmosphere with beautiful scenery and a place to relax and enjoy the wonderful scenes of nature, Hueston Woods State Park is a great choice to head to. It is wonderful family-friendly lodge and park. The lodge has all kinds of activities that both children and adults enjoy. It is extremely clean and organized. It also has a beautiful tranquil setting with an amazing restaurant.

Hueston Woods State Park offers its visitors diverse opportunities to enjoy nature. Whether boating on the Acton Lake, hiking through the 200-acre forest or relaxing peacefully in the resort lodge, visitors will enjoy premium recreational facilities in southwest Ohio at this scenic park. The park provides various activities and services within the facility which includes an 18 Hole Public Golf Course, a basketball court and opportunities to enjoy hiking, biking, hunting and a wide range of water based activities.

Hueston Woods State Park lies in Butler and Preble counties. It is nearly 3,000 acres of natural resources for outdoor recreational activities whether solo or group activities, such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, and even fossil hunting (which is unique to the region).

The park surrounds a 625-acre Acton Lake with campsites, cabins and a resort lodge to entice the overnight visitor. Apart from offering a variety of activities, the Park has also one of the most spectacular Covered Bridges. The park lodge offers modest rooms, a nice indoor pool, great medium-sized meeting rooms, little arcade, small bar, lodge restaurant, great entry level sitting area with a large fireplace&leather sofas and rockers overlooking the lake. The park also offers great and safe trails to enjoy the wonderful scenery in addition to a dog park, a fishing pier, a marina, a horse arena, golf course, a Nature Center and a Nature preserve and so much more!

Camping Accommodations

50’
Max RV length
50’
Max trailer length
Electrical hookup
Water hookup
Generator use
Food storage
Sewer hookup
Dogs & cats

RV Rentals in Hueston Woods State Park

Transportation in Hueston Woods State Park

Hueston Woods State Park is a state park located in Butler and Preble counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, about five miles (8 km) northeast of Oxford in the south-western part of the state. The park lies in between the Oxford Township, Butler County and Israel Township, Preble County.

Hueston Woods lies five miles from the Miami University of Ohio, in Oxford, and it is centrally located between the Cincinnati and Dayton airports.

If you are coming from North of Dayton
•Take I-70 West to St. Rt. 127 South (Exit #10 Eaton,OH).
•Turn left onto 127 South, follow through Eaton to Camden, to St. Rt. 725 West.
•Turn right onto St. Rt. 725.
•Go approximately 5 miles to St. Rt. 732 South.
•Turn left onto St. Rt. 732.
•Follow St. Rt. 732 to the park entrance.

If you are coming from South of Dayton
•Take St. Rt. 725 West.
•Go through Miamisburg, Germantown, Gratis, and Camden.
•Approximately 5 miles outside of Camden, turn left onto St. Rt. 732.
•Follow St. Rt. 732 to the park entrance.

If you are coming from Cincinnati
•I-75 North to I-275 West to US-27 (Colerain Ave.).
•Turn right onto US-27 North.
•Follow US-27 into Oxford.
•In the center of town, turn right onto St. Rt. 732 North.
•Follow St. Rt. 732 to the park entrance.

If you are coming from Cincinnati Airport
•Go South on KY-212.
•Turn left to take the I-275 West ramp.
•Merge onto I-275 West.
•Take I-74/US52 East/I-275 North ramp towards Cincinnati.
•Merge onto I-275 North.
•Take the US-27/Colerain Ave. exit, (exit number 33).
•Turn left onto US-27.
•Turn right onto St. Rt. 732 North.
•Follow St. Rt. 732 to the park entrance.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

39.58306, -84.77139

39°34'59"N, 84°46'17"W

Campgrounds and parking in Hueston Woods State Park

Campsites in Hueston Woods State Park

Group Camp

Group camp areas for youth and adult organizations are available for reservation. Three sites are available for groups ranging from 50-100 people.

Camping

The park has sites equipped for RV trailers. The sites are spacious and away from other areas, so a much quieter experience. Nearly all site in the park are well shaded.

There is a nearby store which is well-supplied with firewood, cold drinks, candy and almost everything you need for fun camping and picnicking.You can also find camp host staff to help you with any queries that you have.

Moreover, the beach, the marina with boat & fishing kit rental and the nature center are all in close proximity to the camping area so you can check out the park facilities conveniently.

The nature center is an interesting haven for nature enthusiasts with opportunities for bird watching among other things.

On Saturday nights, you can enjoy movies and other entertainment that are scheduled throughout the summer at the Center Circle in the electric campgrounds.

Electric Campground

252 campsites with electrical outlets
Showers, flush toilets, laundry, and trailer waste station

Plus all the basics (Picnic table and fire ring)


Non-Electric Primitive Campground

236 non-electric campsites, with vault-type latrines.

Plus all the basics

Seasonal activities in Hueston Woods State Park

Golfing

If you enjoy golfing, you will surely enjoy this 18-hole, championship 72 par golf course extending over 203 acres of land, and 7005 yards. The sense of competition is high with over 30 sand traps and unique water holes.

It lies off the Brown Road, about eight miles from the park entrance. You can enjoy the golf course from March until November when it's open for the park visitors. There is also a pro shop for you to enjoy a wide range of beverages that goes along with your game.

Snow- Based Activities

During the winter season, when snow covers the terrain and Lake Acton, a wide variety of snow and ice based activities become available to the park visitors. You could try sledding, cross country skiing or ice skating, ice boating or even ice fishing (which gives you that cool vibe about fishing from a small hole in a frozen lake)

Hunting

You can enjoy hunting during the primitive hunting season using an arrow and a cross bow or any other primitive weapons. You may only hunt deer and only during the hunting season and designated areas. Safe zones and no hunting zones should be avoided entirely when hunting.

You can also donate any extra deer meat from your hunt to Timber, the cougar, in the Natural Preserve. To hunt any other species such as raccoon, you need a special permit. However, you are not allowed to hunt any other species besides deer and raccoons.

Swimming

Swimming at the Acton Lake

From sunrise to sunset, you can set your arms free and swim in the 1500 foot shore of the west of Acton lake. You can also find a bathhouse and concession stand at the beach. Whether you are looking for just getting your feet wet or a real swim, you can do it all here. It is often difficult to swim in the winter so this can be most enjoyed in the summer months.

Swimming at the lodge

The park offers a recreational and well equipped lodge which has an indoor and outdoor pool for overnight stayers and guests to swim in.

Boating

You can go boating in the 625-acre Lake Acton. There is one launch ramp available for all boating enthusiasts and and 132 docks available for rental. You can also rent a boat or fuel up at the marina.

If you have your own boat, it should be 10 HP or less. For a motor canoe, it should be 4 HP or less

Fossil Hunting

Because Ohio was once covered by a shallow sea, it has become a major attraction for archaeology enthusiasts as they can dig up some interesting fossils and take some really cool physical memories back home!

You can expect to find some of the following in the park:

  • Bryozoans
  • Brachiopods
  • Pelecypods
  • Horn Corals
  • Cephalopods
  • Gastropods
  • Crinoids
  • Trilobites

You can find fossils near the dam, the covered bridge or the creek picnic area. You can keep whatever fossils you find but you are not allowed to take what is in the Nature Preserve area.